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Hillary Clinton Tells Bullies, 'Take a Hard Look at Your Actions and the Pain You Cause': VIDEO


Scretary of State Hillary Clinton posted a message on bullying to the State Department site today.

Says Clinton in the video:

When I travel the world, I try to meet with people to talk about what’s happening in their communities and countries. And one of the things I see wherever I go is that communities that foster tolerance and accept diversity tend to be more prosperous, successful, and just plain better places to live. Strong societies draw strength from the talents of women, people with disabilities, religious minorities, LGBT people and those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. That’s just as true in the United States as it is everywhere else.

Today, across North America, students and teachers are coming together to take a stand against bullying. Building communities of tolerance is something every person can contribute to—in your school, in your workplace, where you worship, and in the streets of your town.

If you see someone being bullied—speak up.

If you’re being bullied—reach out. To a teacher, to a hotline, to a friend. Know that you are not alone. Help is available. We all want you to hang in there.

And if you are bullying someone else—take a hard look at your actions and the pain you cause.  Whether it’s physical, emotional, or social— bullying is wrong.

We can all contribute to more tolerant, supportive environments and to stamping out bullying wherever it happens.


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  1. She's so great.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 4, 2012 7:14:17 PM

  2. We need more compassionate bully outreach and address the pain of those children as well. I think it is often safe to say that bully behavior is the symptom of a greater internal issue. That would also go a long way in helping this cause.

    Posted by: cdubois | May 4, 2012 7:19:29 PM

  3. Nicely blanketed: "Strong societies draw strength from the talents of women, people with disabilities, religious minorities, LGBT people and those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. You notice that Hillary always speaks up for gays. She's the really "cool" one in that administration.

    Posted by: Edward | May 4, 2012 8:44:44 PM

  4. And when Obama has been re-elected we will go all out for Hillary in 2016.......what a decisive step towards a progressive society that would be.
    Just think of the appointments to SCOTUS which she could determine.
    You must run Hillary.....your country needs you.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 4, 2012 9:43:37 PM

  5. Yes, Hilary is a national treasure, a hard worker, is compassionate and diplomatic, and projects the concept that any issue can be resolved. She is a great patriot who will be long remembered.

    Posted by: trees | May 4, 2012 11:25:50 PM

  6. I thought that this piece was poorly written and the delivery was weak. It sounded very JV. I like HC a lot, but this was blah.

    Posted by: 14thStreet | May 5, 2012 12:37:17 AM

  7. I think I am in love with Hillary!

    Posted by: George F | May 5, 2012 12:50:34 AM

  8. Who's paying any attention to this? It is no more or less than preaching to the choir. The bullies are not looking at this and if they are it's strictly for laughs.

    Posted by: J. Leo | May 5, 2012 1:20:09 AM

  9. If only she was the president!
    Hillary rocks!

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 5, 2012 2:41:44 AM

  10. Hillary Clinton is a pigheaded bigot who continues to oppose marriage equality, a religious nut and a hypocrite.

    She's so bad she could be president.


    Posted by: Bill Perdue | May 5, 2012 3:03:54 AM

  11. Bill Perdue. Your comments are laughable.

    Posted by: Sylvatica | May 5, 2012 6:16:08 AM

  12. Just slapping some posters on the wall and saying "Dont bully" is not enough for the schools.... they are NO Hillary Clinton. There are concrete steps schools can take to stomp this national tragedy out! PPL Need jobs! let teachers teach and bus drivers focus on the road!!! there should be hall monitors and bus monitors that are female and/ or non biased background checks. Often Staff "secretly" wish for the GAYS to get beaten or killed. In times like this, all bets are off, time for more cameras to capture the attacks and prosecute ppl who will not allow others to get their education without being harrassed.. Gay_News_Now on Twitter

    Posted by: David Stevens | May 5, 2012 10:09:43 AM

  13. I hope she's not 'too old' to run for President in 2016. I didn't back her last time because I thought (unfairly) the stank of her husband clung too close, but her performance in the interim years has changed my mind completely. She's a compassionate woman & a superb speaker - witness her hard-hitting speech to the bigots of the world at the UN, with no notes. If she had a teleprompter, she didn't look at it even once. That speech was clearly written by herself & was delivered from the heart. I believe she'd serve the nation very well as POTUS - if she has the calling, & if they have the sense to elect her. And if Obama isn't the one to finally abolish prejudice against LGBTs in American legislation, the honour (& the glory) may very well fall to Hilary. I have a dream ...

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | May 5, 2012 1:55:50 PM

  14. Just to be a little gay, I gotta say -- her hair looks really pretty in this video!

    Hillary's the bomb. I hope she runs in 2016.

    Posted by: GMB | May 5, 2012 2:29:45 PM

  15. So glad you posted this Rob. She also made sure to mention the International Day Against Homophobia last year. Hopefully she will do so again this year. http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2011/05/163529.htm

    Posted by: Shadow Sterling | May 5, 2012 4:31:43 PM

  16. Secretary Clinton is great.

    But she needs to ensure that everyone else in the State Department gets the memo.

    Posted by: Anonymous for a reasonous | May 5, 2012 7:49:12 PM

  17. By all means try to convince the bullies that they are wrong. However equally or more important is to empower the bullied. If your child is being bullied get him to a good Martial Arts school. It will improve his self confidence and enable him to kick some bully ass.

    Posted by: jack | May 6, 2012 1:03:17 AM

  18. Hillary Clinton is a remarkable woman. From most accounts she has been an outstanding Sec of State. I voted for her in the Pa democratic primary and believe she would have been an outstanding president. I don't agree with those who want her to run in 2016. She will be 69 yrs old. She would be 69-77 in a two term presidendy. I believe that at that age we are past our prime. The presidency seems to be a very physically demanding job and the democrats have some very talented younger folks, like Cuomo of N Y and O'Malley of MD to name just two who probably have most of the same views as Hillary and the youthful energy to do the job.

    Posted by: jack | May 6, 2012 11:08:20 PM

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